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Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year's Blog Hop Day 1

Welcome to the Out with The Old and In with The New two-day New Year's Blog Hop! We're so happy you could join us. Day one of the hop will feature some of our favorite projects we've created this past year, and day two of the hop will  feature a New Year's themed project. If you've just come across the hop and would like to start at the beginning, please visit Ashley's blog Made Especially For You. If you've come from Ashley's blog, then you're in the right place.



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Next head on over to Iris's blog.



Ashley
http://especiallymade.blogspot.com
Jamie
http://scrapqueen141.blogspot.com/ You Are Here
Iris
http://kreativebastelideen.blogspot.com/
Becky
http://beckyssweetcreations.blogspot.com
Abby
http://scrappin-abby.blogspot.com/
Beckie
http://justbcreativecrazy.blogspot.com
Amber
http://thecountryscrapper.blogspot.com



Thank you so much for joining us for the Made Especially For You New Year's Blog Hop. Check back tomorrow to see my project for New Years!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

25 Days of Christmas December 25th


Welcome to Erica's Craft Room
25 Days of Christmas,
with 25 Cricut projects a day.
Don't forget to stop by Erica's blog to see 24 more projects today....
and every day in December.

TODAY'S THEME IS NATIVITY


Well, this is it the final project for the 25 Days of Christmas at My Cricut Craft room. I have to say it's been a lot of fun and inspiration! For today's theme I decided to make an ornament, because you never have enough right? I used the Winter Frolic cartridge for Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus as well as the star. The stable comes from the Inspired Heart cartridge, however, it does not look like this when you cut it out. I cut the circle away so that it would just be the manger. 


Every year since I can remember we have always awakened on Christmas morning to a birthday party for Jesus. That is what Christmas is all about, after all. My mom would bake a cake and we would sing, blow out the candles, and read the story of Baby Jesus born in a manger. I now carry on this tradition within my own family Christmas traditions. The layout above is taken on such an occasion where we were at my mom, or Nana's house, having a birthday party celebration for Jesus. 


I hope that you are inspired to create this Christmas Season! Blessings to you and your family! Thank you so much for coming to visit me on my blog and I hope you had as much fun as I did with all the fun projects!!!
Thank you Erica for putting such a fun event together!


Thursday, December 22, 2011

25 Days of Christmas December 22nd



Welcome to Erica's Craft Room
25 Days of Christmas,
with 25 Cricut projects a day.
Don't forget to stop by Erica's blog to see 24 more projects today....
and every day in December.
TODAY'S THEME IS GINGERBREAD




For today's theme I choose to do a layout. Every year it is tradition for the youngest in the family to decorate gingerbread men, or houses, with homemade icing and as much candy as you can fit on the poor gingerbread man. Featured in the above layouts are my two adorable children and my two handsome nephews working hard on their gingerbread men. To embellish this layout I decided to use a different gingerbread man to represent each of the different children. The gingerbread men come from the following cartridges: From My Kitchen, My Community, Winter Frolic, and Stretch Your Imagination. The gingerbread house comes from the My Community cartridge. 

I hope that you are inspired to create this Christmas Season! Blessings to you and your family! See you on the 25th when I'll be back with another 25 Days of Christmas project to show you!


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Birthday Giveaway and DT Call

If you are looking for the Winter Baby Blog Hop click HERE

Cathy is having a Birthday Giveaway for her Followers!
She is a Christmas Eve baby and has always loved this time of year!
This year to THANK all of her wonderful followers she has a fun prize package courtesy of Provo craft.  She will be giving away 2 Cricut Cartridges and 2 Cuttlebug embossing folders to ONE lucky winner!
Every day from now until December 24th  you will have multiple chances to win. So go check out the Creative Cutter Room  to see how you can win.


Creative Cutter Room is also having a DT Call. Click HERE to check out all the details. 

A Holiday Card

If you are looking for the Winter Baby Blog Hop click HERE

So, there is a challenge going over on The Pink Stamper blog in their 12 days of Christmas event. I decided to take them up on their first challenge because it intrigued me! The challenge was to  make a Christmas or Winter project from a Cricut Cartridge that is NOT for the Holidays!  To think outside the box. So, this is the card I came up with.



The car came from the Campin Critters cartridge. I cut it out and cut off the luggage on top of the car. Then I used one of the trees that had a fox hiding behind it. I cut off the part with the fox and replaced the tree with the luggage. Then, also, using the Campin Critters cart I cut out the turn right sign and added a sticker from my stash that said traditions. And, there you have my holiday card that was made from a non-holiday cartridge.
Thanks for a great challenge!

Winter Baby Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the “Winter Baby Birthday Blog Hop”! We’re super excited that you could join us for this awesome one day hop to celebrate Kristy's birthday. This hop will be filled with lots of fun winter theme projects for all of those that share a winter birthday with her.

If you came from Shawnee at http://www.blessedonthebrightside.com/ then you’re on the right track, but if you just happened to come across this hop, then head back to Kristy’s blog  http://scraptasticalkreations.blogspot.com/ and hop through from the beginning.

Don't forget to hop all the way through and leave a comment on everyone’s blog, and become a follower of everyone in the hop to be eligible for some fun prizes!

Prize 1 – Kristel Andrew’s stamp set! (LINK TO THE WEBSITE -- http://www.kandrewdesigns.com/)

Prize 2 - $20 GC to Scraptasticalkreations.com (LINK TO WEBSITE -- https://www.facebook.com/www.scraptasticalkreations.com)

Prize 3 - Paper Piecing set from CBC Scrapbooking (LINK TO https://www.facebook.com/pages/CBC-Scrapbooking/133078110098299 )

Be sure to comment and follow each blog to be eligible!

Here is the complete line up in case you get lost along the way.

1. Kristy - http://scraptasticalkreations.blogspot.com/
2. Colleen - http://cbcscrapbooking.blogspot.com/
3. Gina - http://californiascrappin-gcinderella21.blogspot.com/
4. Ashley - http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/
5. Haidee-http://created2bunique.blogspot.com/
6. Blanca - http://creationsbyqueenb.blogspot.com/
7. Pam- http://mzlavr2.blogspot.com/
8. Shawnee - http://www.blessedonthebrightside.com/
9. Jamie - http://scrapqueen141.blogspot.com/   You are Here!!
10. Tina-http://craftyandgreen.blogspot.com/
11. Shawnee - http://www.blessedonthebrightside.com/
12. Liz- http://decadeofscrap.blogspot.com/
13. Jessica - http://scrappyluvs.blogspot.com/
14.  http://pinkblingcrafter.blogspot.com/





I used two different cartridges for this layout that include Winter Frolic and Winter Woodland. They are two of my favorite cartridges for this time of year!

Now head on over to Tina from http://craftyandgreen.blogspot.com/ and see what fabulous creations she has to share with all of you.

Here is the line up again :)

1. Kristy - http://scraptasticalkreations.blogspot.com/
2. Colleen - http://cbcscrapbooking.blogspot.com/
3. Gina - http://californiascrappin-gcinderella21.blogspot.com/
4. Ashley - http://theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/
5. Haidee-http://created2bunique.blogspot.com/
6. Blanca - http://creationsbyqueenb.blogspot.com/
7. Pam- http://mzlavr2.blogspot.com/
8. Shawnee - http://www.blessedonthebrightside.com/
9. Jamie - http://scrapqueen141.blogspot.com/  You are Here!!
10. Tina-http://craftyandgreen.blogspot.com/
11. Shawnee - http://www.blessedonthebrightside.com/
12. Liz- http://decadeofscrap.blogspot.com/
13. Jessica - http://scrappyluvs.blogspot.com/
14.  http://pinkblingcrafter.blogspot.com/

Monday, December 19, 2011

Snowman Card

This card was fun to make. On the Creative Cutter Room blog they are have a fun challenge where your are to create a project using a snowman and three elements that are decided by her design team. This is the card I came up with.


I embossed my snowman which I cut from the Gypsy Wanderings cart on my gypsy.
I used the color blue for my monochromatic color scheme.
I used metal blue sparkle brads for my metal peice.
And, I used a ribbon to create a border between my snowman and my sentiment.

I am, also, entering this card into the following challenges:
My Pink Stamper's 12 Days of Christmas: Day 3!: make a holiday card
The Paper Variety: Anything Goes
Scrap-Creations: Snow Cards
Lawnscaping Challenge: Texture Challenge




25 Days of Christmas December 19th



Welcome to Erica's Craft Room
25 Days of Christmas,
with 25 Cricut projects a day.
Don't forget to stop by Erica's blog to see 24 more projects today....
and every day in December.
TODAY'S THEME IS HOT CHOCOLATE/TEA/COFFEE


I absolutely love coffee, maybe a little too much for my own good, so when I saw this theme I got really excited. I decided to make a card around one of my favorite things to do during the holidays, besides scrapping that is. I love to sit in my front living room with a cup of coffee, my family nearby, and a beautiful Christmas tree all lit up in front of me. This is definitely my favorite time of year. I used two cartridges for this card and one is of course Winter Frolic from which came the coffee cup and then I cut the tree from the Christmas cartridge (which surprised me because I had completely forgotten that I had that - I think it must have come preloaded on my gyspy). 
Well, since we in the coffee mode today I thought I'd show you a double page layout that I made using a scrapbook kit I had from participating in a swap on Cafemom. I have yet to put some pictures in it, but I thought I'd show it to you anyway.



I hope that you are inspired to create this Christmas Season! Blessings to you and your family! See you on the 22nd when I'll be back with another 25 Days of Christmas project to show you!


Saturday, December 17, 2011

25 Days of Christmas December 17th

Welcome to Erica's Craft Room
25 Days of Christmas,
with 25 Cricut projects a day.
Don't forget to stop by Erica's blog to see 24 more projects today....
and every day in December.

TODAY'S THEME IS BAKING


Unfortunately, for today's theme I do not have any pictures in my layout. That is because I have yet to get mine and my daughter's baking pictures developed from this year. However, I will show you a double page layout below from last year just for fun! Back to this year's layout. The above layout consists of diecut images from A Child's Year and From My Kitchen cartridges. The little girl taking something out of the oven is from A |Child's Year and the rest is from From My Kitchen. Both are fabulous cartridges that were a lot of fun to work with. Now I just need to get my pics developed and if I manage to make that happen before this post actually goes live, which I will try to do,  I will add a pic of the final product. Now for a peek at last years baking event with my adorable daughter. (I apologize that the pictures are not the best)



I hope that you are inspired to create this Christmas Season! Blessings to you and your family! See you on the 19th when I'll be back with another 25 Days of Christmas project to show you!



Thursday, December 15, 2011

25 Days of Christmas December 15th

Welcome to Erica's Craft Room
25 Days of Christmas,
with 25 Cricut projects a day.
Don't forget to stop by Erica's blog to see 24 more projects today....
and every day in December.


DECEMBER 15TH- TODAY'S THEME IS TREES




I had a lot of fun making this layout. I cut the tree out using the Christmas cartridge that came preloaded on my gypsy. I used buttons to make ornaments for the tree and glitter it up with stickles to make it more festive!

I hope that you are inspired to create this Christmas Season! Blessings to you and your family! See you on the 17th when I'll be back with another 25 Days of Christmas project to show you!


Wednesday, December 14, 2011

25 Days of Christmas December 14th

Welcome to Erica's Craft Room
25 Days of Christmas,
with 25 Cricut projects a day.
Don't forget to stop by Erica's blog to see 24 more projects today....
and every day in December.

DECEMBER 14TH- TODAY'S THEME IS ORNAMENTS



I used the Wild Card cartridge to make this fun ornament card. I have been wanting to explore this cartridge for some time so thank you Erica for giving me a good excuse!!!

I hope that you are inspired to create this Christmas Season! Blessings to you and your family! See you tomorrow when I'll be back with another 25 Days of Christmas project to show you!


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

25 Days of Christmas December 13th



Welcome to Erica's Craft Room
25 Days of Christmas,
with 25 Cricut projects a day.
Don't forget to stop by Erica's blog to see 24 more projects today....
and every day in December.
TODAY'S THEME IS PENGUINS


I love penguins, they are so cute and guess which cartridge has some really cute ones????
You're absolutely correct! Winter Frolic. Yes, this is a cartridge theme for me this season:) Aren't they adorable!!!

I hope that you are inspired to create this Christmas Season! Blessings to you and your family! See you tomorrow when I'll be back with another 25 Days of Christmas project to show you!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Rolling In Ribbon With My Craft Spot

Hello everyone, it's Monday again and that means it's time for more Monday challenges. This week I was blessed to be working with some great ribbon from My Craft Spot. I love this ribbon, it is so much fun and it is so pretty. I made a light box for this weeks challenge at Fantabulous Cricut: Rolling In Ribbon. The glass box came from Hobby Lobby and I used two cartridges to make this box; Inspired Heart Cricut Lite and Winter Frolic for the star. From My Craft Spot I used two colored crinkle ribbons weaved around some holiday gold trimmed ribbon. The crinkle ribbon is from the Christmas Eve Crinkle Ribbon set and I used cranberry and olive green colors. This set also comes with a color called Gingerbread Cookies. And now for my light box.



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It's also time for another challenge from the Made Especially For You blog. This weeks challenge is create an card or layout that features some form of snow or snow flakes. I decided to make one using my cricut and the Winter Frolic cartridge to cut the title Winter Wonderland.


Make your own and then visit the blog to upload a picture of your creation!

Also, entering this layout for a challenge hosted by Lasting Memories Layout Challenges.

25 Days of Christmas December 12th

Welcome to Erica's Craft Room
25 Days of Christmas,
with 25 Cricut projects a day.
Don't forget to stop by Erica's blog to see 24 more projects today....
and every day in December.


TODAY'S THEME IS SNOW


I have been wanting to try one of these stairstep cards for awhile and I love my Winter Woodland Cartridge so snowy day it is.


I hope that you are inspired to create this Christmas Season! Blessings to you and your family! See you on tomorrow when I'll be back with another 25 Days of Christmas project to show you!

Friday, December 9, 2011

25 Days of Christmas December 9th



Welcome to Erica's Craft Room
25 Days of Christmas,
with 25 Cricut projects a day.
Don't forget to stop by Erica's blog to see 24 more projects today....
and every day in December.
TODAY'S THEME IS ANIMALS


For the theme today I created a card that showcases a donkey and a small bird coming to see baby Jesus in the manger. I used the Winter Frolic (yes again:) for all of the diecuts on this card.



I hope that you are inspired to create this Christmas Season! Blessings to you and your family! See you on the 12th when I'll be back with another 25 Days of Christmas project to show you!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

25 Days of Christmas December 7th



Welcome to Erica's Craft Room
25 Days of Christmas,
with 25 Cricut projects a day.
Don't forget to stop by Erica's blog to see 24 more projects today....
and every day in December.

TODAY'S THEME IS WARM CLOTHES



For today's theme I chose to create a card. Using the Winter Frolic cartridge I cut the title, the trees, and the little girl. I loved this little girl and thought she would be perfect for the warm clothes card, and well I'd been looking for an excuse to use her!

I hope that you are inspired to create this Christmas Season! Blessings to you and your family! See you on the 9th when I'll be back with another 25 Days of Christmas project to show you!

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

Come and Get It Challenges
Frosted Designs
Winter Wonderland



Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Generations Layout



Creative Craft World is hosting a challenge around a page map. Below is my project and the page map I used as inspiration. 







Sunday, December 4, 2011

Made Especially For You Monday Challenge - Ornaments

It's time for another challenge from the Made Especially For You blog. This weeks challenge is create an ornament. I decided to make one using my cricut and the Winter Frolic cartridge.



Make your own and then visit the blog to upload a picture of your creation!

Friday, December 2, 2011

25 Days of Christmas December 2nd



Welcome to Erica's Craft Room
25 Days of Christmas,
with 25 Cricut projects a day.
Don't forget to stop by Erica's blog to see 24 more projects today....
and every day in December.

TODAY'S THEME IS SNOW PLAY


For this theme I decided to do another layout. I had some great pictures of my kids playing in the snow from last year and its definitely time to get those scrapped. This gave me a good start. For this layout I used the Winter Frolic and Winter Woodland cartridges to embellish this simple page. The sledding hills, the cute sledding boy, and the title were cut from the Winter Frolic Cartridge and the snowman was from the Winter Woodland Cartridge. These are two of my favorite winter carts, I can't use them or recommend them enough!!!

I hope that you are inspired to create this Christmas Season! Blessings to you and your family!
See you on December 7th when I get to show you another project!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

25 Days of Christmas December 1st

Welcome to Erica's Craft Room
25 Days of Christmas,
with 25 Cricut projects a day.
Don't forget to stop by Erica's blog to see 24 more projects today....
and every day in December.

 
TODAY'S THEME IS CHRISTMAS 


For my project I created a layout that puts my family members at the center (like the Christmas tree in my living room) and the ornaments hanging down below it. I used several cricut cartridges for this layout including Home Accents for the corner embellishments, Christmas Cheer for the ornaments, and Winter Frolic for the title. 

I hope that you are inspired to create this Christmas Season! Blessings to you and your family!
See you tomorrow!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Holiday Card

I found a great site that is if you love challenges, which I do. It's called The Daily Dare. It lists challenges that are happening every day. So, I decided to try out a challenge or two. I decided to make a holiday card and enter it into some challenges (which are listed below). I used the Winter Woodland cartridge for the snowman, some rubons for the sentiment and then of course I had to bling it up!


I made this card for the following challenges:

A Muse Studio Challenge Blog
Paper Issues
Craft Your Passion Challenges
Ooh La La Creations
Scrap-Creations
There She Goes
Cardz TV
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges

Fantabulous Monday Challenge

This weeks challenge at Fantabulous Cricut is make a Holiday Card. I have been wanting to use the ice skater from the Winter Woodland Cartridge for awhile so I thought this would be a good opportunity. I, also, used some trees from the Winter Frolic cartridge and the pond was from the Create a Critter cartridge. Combine the ice skater with some beautiful embellishments from Creative Charms and it was the perfect look that I was after!
This weeks sponsor is Creative Charms and they have some amazing embellishments in their shop. Below I used Their Seasonal Sparkles charms which inclued the all the bling on my card: winter, snow, snowflakes and the stars on the ice skater's dress. If you haven't heard of  Creative Charms or taken a look at their online store than you need to!

Made Especially For You Monday Challenge

This weeks challenge is as easy as 1, 2, 3... create a card or scrapbook layout using either 3 different papers, embellishments, colors, etc, you get the idea! Our sponsor is K 'n K Designs - Winner gets to chose their choice of 3 digital stamp sets. Below is the project I came up with for this challenge. I used the Winter Woodland cartridge for all the diecuts on this colorful page. If you would like to join us for the challenge just click Here to go to the Made Especially For You blog.


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Harvest Blessings Crawl Blog Candy Winner!!!

Congratulations to commentor 16 chosen by random.org


Rae Ann said...
Awesome idea. I thought they were flat squares at first but when I saw that they were 3D blocks and contained photos I was blown away. 
Rae Ann O.
joyinart.blogspot.com

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A Crafting Start Tuesday Challenge

If you are looking for the Fantabulous Cricut Crawl
click HERE or just keep scrolling down.
If you are looking for the Made Especially For You Explosion Box Challenge click HERE.

This weeks challenge is to use a punch. I did not even own a punch so YAY! a new toy!
My daughter was invited to a birthday party so it was the perfect opportunity to make a birthday card
and to use my new border punch. Check out my card below and then try it and post
your project on the A Crafting Start blog.

I used Disney's Happily Ever After cartridge for the Cinderella diecut.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Fantabulous Cricut Harvest Blessings Crawl

Keep Scrolling Down for the Made Especially For You Blog Challenge: Explosion Boxes!

Welcome to my Blog and the Fantabulous Cricut Harvest Blessings Crawl...Fantabulous Cricut's version of a blog hop!
It's Fall and everyone at Fantabulous Cricut has decided to create projects to give thanks for our Harvest Blessings!   Each Design Team member will be featuring an original Fall project that includes Brown, Orange and Red – along with at least one Cricut cut.

If you've come from visiting Glenda at Glenda's Cards, you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, start HERE .

Make sure to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration! There will be PRIZES along the way at some of our DT members' blogs, AND there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant that submits a "Harvest Blessings" project at FCCB!

I have very limited harvest decor so this challenge was a welcome one. I had been thinking of making letter blocks for awhile now so I decided to make a set of blocks that spelled out blessings.
I used the Wrap It Up Cartridge for the blocks and Gypsy Font for the letters.
I think it looked great on our piano in the front sitting room.

To make the blocks a little more interesting I made a card feature on the front of them. I made the card stay closed by adding a brown ribbon and button that closed with velcro.

 When you open up the card fronts you will see pictures of all my blessings. Below is one example: my precious Grace and Elijah. The rest of the blocks feature my husband, parents, siblings, parent's n law, and sister n law and family.

Want to win some blog candy? All you have to do to qualify for the random drawing is to become a follower and leave me a comment. See pic below for the candy:

2 sticker fonts packages and 1 pack of chipboard letters from Piggy Tales

Now it's your turn! Let's see your Harvest Blessings projects!  Make sure to include a Cricut cut somewhere on your project and be sure to use the colours Brown, Orange and Red as well!

Next stop… Jennie's blog, at Earthy Scrap.  Go and see what she has in store for you today.  And when you're done, make sure to link up your project to FCCB's Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post to be entered into the contest!
Happy Crawling!

Beckie - http://justbcreativecrazy.blogspot.com/
Cathie – http://www.creativecutter.org/
Charlotte - http://alittlebitofdetail.blogspot.com/
Crystal - http://www.littlecreationsblog.blogspot.com/
Faith Abigail - http://www.faithabigaildesigns.com/
Glenda - http://glendascards.blogspot.com/
Jamie A - http://scrapqueen141.blogspot.com/ - You are Here
Jennie - http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/
Jessica - http://cricutafterdark.blogspot.com/
Jewels – http://beautifulcrazyscrappylife.blogspot.com/
Kate – http://www.smallbitsofpaper.blogspot.com/
Larelyn - http://www.handmadefromtheheart-designsbylarelyn.blogspot.com/
Lisa F - http://indymermaid.blogspot.com/
Marlene – http://www.scrappincookie.blogspot.com/
Melanie – http://melaniemakes.blogspot.com/
Melissa – http://cricutkateer.blogspot.com/
Peggy – http://dailygracecreations.blogspot.com/
Robin - http://robinscreativecottage.blogspot.com/
Sabrina – http://www.scrappinwithsabrina.blogspot.com/
Sarah - http://www.sarahvaitstamps.blogspot.com/
Sherrie – http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com/
Suzanne - http://cricutcraftingrammy.blogspot.com/